• EduGeek Preston Conference 2011

    It's that time of year again when we invite you all to make you way up, down and across to Preston in Lancashire on Thursday 2nd of June for a day of informed talks from companies specialising in education and other areas, socialising and meeting the site sponsors and being pampered by us.

    This year we also have a change of venue as we have now adopted the University of Central Lancashire's Westleigh Conference Centre as our new venue location this year. Just a 5 minutes’ drive from the Ibis hotel it means no more trekking to Chorley and booking coaches. As always, the conference is free as we shall keep you up to date on speakers as and when we can confirm them. Please note we have booked 80 seats, so it's first come first served and booking is being handled via EventBright.

    Register Here

    Confirmed speakers are:

    • Dell (courtesy of Joskos) - Demonstrating the Dell Kace automation system
    • Lancaster University Network Services - Schools and independent internet connections
    • Rick Byers - The Data Protection Act - Myths and Musts
    • Adobe - Adobe products and support
    • AEG - UPS and power management
    • SmoothWall - Netcap


    We shall also have tables exhibiting products and services from our speakers and other companies. These include:

    ICT-Direct
    SmoothWall
    Joskos/Dell
    Meru
    Net-Ctrl
    LUNS
    Adobe
    Invictus Technology/Zybert Computing



    Travel and hotels

    As usual we recommend that you stay at the Ibis Preston North which is comfortable, cheap and a mere 5 minute drive from the venue: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-31...rth/index.shtm

    The venue is easy to get to and you can get the location and directions from this site here:
    http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/s...ces/travel.php

    And for those of you using sat-nav you can use this address to find your way:

    Westleigh Conference Centre
    Lea Road
    PR4 0RB Preston



    For those that cannot attend
    We will be streaming the conference online courtesy of Adobe and Adobe Connect. More details are to follow about the streaming service.

    If you have a ticket but cannot attend after all
    Please please contact us ASAP as we can usually allocate your space to another member, the sooner you let us know the faster we can fill the vacant slot.
    Comments 87 Comments
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Yoda. Is that you?
    1. John_Howarth's Avatar
      John_Howarth -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
      Yoda. Is that you?
      Brilliant.

      It'd be great to catch up with you, Russell. I assume you'll be on the Impero stand?
    1. russdev's Avatar
      russdev -
      Quote Originally Posted by John_Howarth View Post
      Brilliant.

      It'd be great to catch up with you, Russell. I assume you'll be on the Impero stand?
      Be will I
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      If you are attending the evening meal in Preston, the meal is at Checco's @ 8:30PM
      166 Garstang Road,
      Fulwood,
      Preston,
      PR2 8NB
      See you there!
    1. timbo343's Avatar
      timbo343 -
      Question... Whats the best way to get from the station to the conference in the morning??

      Tim
    1. Gatt's Avatar
      Gatt -
      Car pre-flight checks complete (Air / Water / Oil / Petrol)
      SatNav programmed and ready with backup route plan from Google Maps printed
      Laptop and phones on charge and all necessary kit packed up
      Thermos flask looked out and cleaned..
      EduGeek Cap and Polo Shirt washed and ready
      Clean Underwear - (just in case - don't want to be the laughing stock at an A&E!!)
      Wife suitably bribed with trip to Drayton Manor for her and the sprog later...

      I am a GO for departure at about 0660 or 0630 tomorrow morning!!
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
      Question... Whats the best way to get from the station to the conference in the morning??

      Tim
      Travel and hotels

      The venue is easy to get to and you can get the location and directions from this site here:
      http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/s...ces/travel.php

      And for those of you using sat-nav you can use this address to find your way:

      Westleigh Conference Centre
      Lea Road
      PR4 0RB Preston

      From an earlier post by Dos_Box:

      Quote Originally Posted by dos_box View Post
      It's a 5 mile walk from the station to the hotel. A bus journey (number 22,23 from outside the Dog and Partridge on Friargate) is 10 mins and costs £1.40 to Black Bull lights, and a 4 min walk from there.
      The Dog and Partridge is a few mins walk from the train station.
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